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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Social Studies Questions

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Grade 8 Civil War
Which state was the first to secede from the Union?
  1. Texas
  2. South Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. California
  5. Louisiana
Grade 8 Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued after which Union victory?
  1. Gettysburg
  2. Fredricksburg
  3. Antietam
  4. Vicksburg
  5. None of the above
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Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the President that made the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. John Adams
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Who invented the steamboat?
  1. Robert Fulton
  2. Eli Whitney
  3. Elizabeth Stanton
  4. Samuel Morse
Grade 8 Early National Era
Jefferson commissioned the                              to explore and map the lands of the Louisiana Purchase.
  1. Pike Expedition
  2. Red River Expedition
  3. Lewis and Clark Expedition
  4. Willamette Valley Expedition
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Grade 8 Colonial Period
What did Virginians call their first representative assembly?
  1. The House of Burgesses
  2. The House of Representstives
  3. The House of Commons
  4. The House of Planters
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 The Frontier
What was the mission of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  1. Remove Native Americans from Louisiana.
  2. Explore and map the Louisiana Purchase.
  3. Find a route to the Pacific Ocean
  4. Set up trading posts
Grade 8 Geography
What is true about the "Ring of Fire?"
  1. The seasons of Earth are reversed at this location.
  2. There is only one season at this location, hot and very dry.
  3. Major tectonic activity occurs at many locations along this zone.
  4. Volcanic activity is located only in the southern portion of this zone.
Grade 8 Civil War
What made freeing the slave a new focus for the Civil War?
  1. The Battle of Vicksburg
  2. The Emancipation Proclamation
  3. The Battle of Bull Run
  4. The Fugitive Slave Act
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